Friday, December 9, 2016

Vintage Ireland

 Miss Mary Margaret "Bay" Farrell - known to go out "without her gloves". 
She moved to the United States and married Jeremiah Carew, who she 
knew from Waterford, at Fort Myer, Alexandria, Virginia in 1899
Mother and son, Lisdoonvarna, ca. 1890
 O'Connor family, Tramore, Co. Waterford, August 17, 1927
 At first glance, the paterfamilias Peter O'Connor looks like a mild-mannered solicitor. Solicitor he was, but mild-mannered, no. On 15 August 1901, he jumped 24ft 11ins (7.61m), a world record in long jump that lasted 20 years. His Irish record in long jump lasted 89 years. Peter O'Connor won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 1906, but did not like being regarded as a British athlete. He climbed a flagpole and raised an Erin go Bragh flag. [National Library of Ireland
 Ruins of Olderfleet Castle, Larne, ca. 1865
Salthill Railway Station and Hotel, 1860-83

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